Synology installation folder

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If you have one of the Synology Domoticz packages from Jumbotroll installed, which can be found here
You can access the installation folder in two ways.

Enable SSH

For both ways, we have to enable SSH on the Synology first.
Login to the Synology Desktop with a user with Administration privileges and go to Control panel=>Terminal & SNMP and enable the SSH Service.
Leave the port setting at the default port:22 And click Apply to save.


Windows Explore / Mac finder

The Domoticz package gets installed in the @appstore folder which by default cannot be accessed by Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.
We are going to make a Shared Folder that can be accessed by Explore or Finder.


First, we need to create a softlink (Linux name for a shortcut) to the @appstore folder. For that we need a terminal program like putty.
Open putty and fill in the IP-Address of your Synology NAS and click open.
Enter a Synology username with administration privileges and hit enter
followed by the users password. After logging in you should see a command prompt like: [email protected]:~$
To create the link we need Root access by typing the following command:

 sudo su -

You need to fill in your password again and hit enter.
The command prompt changes to [email protected]:~$
Now we can create the softlink by using the following command:

ln -s /volume1/@appstore/domoticz /volume1/domoticz

We don't need putty anymore so you can close it now.</br>

Creating the Shared folder

Go back to your Synology Desktop and go to Control Panel=>Shared Folder
And create a new Shared Folder with the same name as used in the softlink (domoticz)
All the other settings are optional, but good practice to limit access to the folder to administrators only.
You can now access the Domoticz installation folder in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. \\YOUR-NAS\domoticz

Disable SSH

If you don't need SSH on your NAS then it is good practice to disable it again. Control panel=>Terminal & SNMP